Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
JENNA COSTA is the first to leave the pond with ore, gold pan and wheelbarrow en route to the finish line. Costa took first place in the Youth Girls Race. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
JAKE CHANEY, center pushing wheelbarrow number 5, leads the racers off the start line in the Youth Boys Race. Chaney held the lead through the race, with just enough ore to claim first place. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
KRISTI SCHNETZ waves to the crowd after her introduction in the Teen Girls Race. Schnetz came in fourth in that race. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
ALEXANDRA NISSON is the first to emerge from the pond in the Teen Girls Race. Nisson carried 22 lbs of ore to win her event. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
DONALD HARDEN pushes his wheelbarrow up the steep incline of Joe's Hill and on to claim the first place prize for the Old Timers Race. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
VOLUNTEER Molly Hagan hoses down Davey "Doc" Wiser after he completed the wheelbarrow race obstacle course. Wiser, at age 71, may be the oldest man to have completed the physically challenging event. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
KIWANIAN and El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland put on an intermission show and dance to the classic 1970s tune "YMCA" during Sunday's John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair. Kiwanis of Placerville organizes the annual event. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
MAKENZIE SNYDER carries her ore over an obstacle on her way to win the Women's Race Sunday at the Wheelbarrow Races. Snyder also took first place in 2012, 2009 and 2008. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
MAKENZIE SNYDER carries her ore over an obstacle on her way to win the Women's Race Sunday at the Wheelbarrow Races. Snyder also took first place in 2012, 2009 and 2008. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
DYLAN SNYDER sets his course for the trestles as he holds the lead in the Championship Race of the Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair. Snyder's win Sunday is his second. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
COMPLETING HIS second race of the day, Davey "Doc" Wiser crosses the finish line with support from competitor Brian Veerkamp to conclude the Championship Race. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
DAN MISER gets a pat on the back after completing the main event of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
2013 WINNER Dylan Snyder raises the Championship Trophy on the podium with third place Grant Kale, left, and second place Brian Veerkamp looking on. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum